A still from the animated short 'Daddy ABC' by Emirati director Hamad M. Alawar
There are only two short films listed in the animation category by Emirati directors, at the 6th annual Gulf Film Festival.
'Daddy ABC' by Hamad M. Alawar tells the story of a father who is left home alone one day with his young child, after his wife decides she needs to take a break. The father quickly discovers just how challenging the task can be. The film is in the Official Competition: Gulf Shorts
Watch: Daddy ABC on 15 April 2:15 at Grand Cinema 2 and 17 April 3pm at Grand Cinema 7
A still from The Road by Emirati filmmaker Farah Alkhatib
Featured in the official 'Lights' segment which offers selected projects that provide a glimpse of life in the GCC, is The Road by Farah Alkhatib. The short depicts the relationship between a mother and her son through a road flanked by trees. The changes in the environment represent the changes in life.
Watch: The Road on 15 April 2pm at Grand Cinema 9